by Nita Bhalla and Jatindra Dash | @nitabhalla | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:10 GMT
Television pictures showed villagers wading waist deep in floodwaters with their livestock, mud-and-brick homes collapsing and people climbing into wooden boats
By Nita Bhalla and Jatindra Dash
- Heavy rain and strong winds, due to the passage of a Low Pressure Area and Southwest Monsoon, have been affecting southern Luzon and Visayas, causing floods and landslides.
- Official reports, as of 22 August, mentioned 19 people dead, 12 injured, seven missing, over 8 200 people evacuated, over 400 houses fully or partially damaged in the Regions I,III,VI, CALABARZON, CAR, MIMAROPA and NCR.
- Over the next 24 h more heavy rain may affect Luzon and Visayas.
- The flood situation in the State of Bihar remains serious with rivers, especially the Ganga, flowing above the danger levels across the State; 5.5 million people are at risk.
- According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD), as of 22 August 119 persons have died, 150 000 people have taken shelter in 162 relief camps while 139 330 persons have been evacuated to safer places.
- National and State Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to the affected districts and 1,537 boats are being used to evacuate the affected people.
This document provides guidelines for minimum kit content and specification for emergency shelter and household Non-Food Items assistance to the flood affected and/or displaced population in Ethiopia. It is subject to revisions as necessary.
I. INFORMACIÓN GENERAL
Las precipitaciones registradas, las condiciones del Océano Pacífico respecto al nivel del mar por la ocurrencia de los aguajes y oleajes, las condiciones de tiempo y clima en general y la actividad volcánica, han provocado varios eventos a escala nacional, los cuales corresponden a inundaciones, deslizamientos, caídas de ceniza, entre otros, causando impactos en población, salud, infraestructura física, líneas vitales y ambiente.
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
Refugees in South Sudan
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan
FUNDING (as of 02 August)
The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/98 of 9 December 2015, summarizes the most recent report submitted by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2016/355) and covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016
North and Central Darfur
The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.
I. Situation Overview
Since 08 August 2016, Southwest Monsoon is affecting Luzon and Western Visayas.
On 09-10 August 2016, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) located at Aparri, Cagayan enhanced the Southwest Monsoon which brought moderate to heavy rains over Metro Manila, !locos Region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and the Provinces of Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan.
The LPA at Itbayat, Batanes exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 11 August 2016 but continued to enhance the Southwest Monsoon.
Food security concerns for large numbers of people in several Asian countries following severe localized monsoon floods
Honduras, 22 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: La Tribuna
Dos postes del tendido eléctrico y varios árboles cedieron este lunes a causa de las lluvias y los fuertes vientos que se registran en San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Los fuertes aguaceros comenzaron a caer en esa ciudad desde en horas de la madrugada, los cuales están acompañados de fuertes ráfagas de vientos.
La 12 calle del barrio Cabañas, hasta en horas del mediodía se encontraba totalmente inundada, los cual generaba un enorme tráfico vehicular.
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. Annex A.
Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. Annex B.
Dam Levels: Serial Reservoirs | Max Conservation Level (Feet) | Current Level (Feet) | Percentage a. Tarbela 1,550.00 1,541.45 99.5% b. Mangla 1,242.00 1,241.20 99.9%
Significant Events. Nothing to report.
Road Situation (NHA and Respective Provinces). All roads across the Country are clear for all types of traffic.
Railway Situation. Nothing to Report.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs that Southern Belize in particular the Toledo District is experiencing flooding.
Jacintoville is currently under flood conditions. Aguactae village is inaccessible and water is 15ft above the bridge. Other villages along the Moho River must closely monitor the flood situation and take the necessary precautions. Other villages in the Toledo and Stann Creek Districts must be on alert for flooding.
In June 2016, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the start of the lean season of most cereal crops.
Overall inflation rate in June 2016 was 11.1 percent. The food and beverage group was similar at 11.9 percent, while various food sub-groups were higher: vegetables (29.4 percent), pulses and legumes (21.5 percent), sugar and sugar products (13.5 percent), meat and fish (12.7 percent) and ghee and oil (12.6 percent).
Most West African countries are now in the middle or second half of the rainy season. The seasonal forecast of the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), indicating the likelihood of above-average rains in parts of the central Sahel, has so far proven accurate. Mali, Burkina Faso and western Niger have received abundant rainfalls. The overall impact of flooding due to these rains can be described as average by annual comparison over the last 5-10 years. Western Niger so far has been most affected area.
437,000 people affected
8 states and regions affected
180,000 people in need of food assistance
US$ 4 million urgently needed
1,600 mt of relief food and
US$ 1.5 million for cash transfers needed
Continuous torrential floods have struck Myanmar, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving an estimated 180,000 people in need of food.
Against the backdrop of the worst drought in Viet Nam in 90 years - attributed to the El Niño weather event, 52 out of the 63 provinces (83 percent) have been affected by drought and 18 provinces have declared state of emergencies, as of June 2016. Coupled with impacts from the drought, in coastal areas saltwater intrusion has extended up to 90 kilometres (km) inland in some areas, leaving river water too salty for human or animal consumption or to irrigate crops and continue fishfarming production.
The development objective of the Infrastructure Reconstruction and Improvement Project for Vanuatu is to reconstruct and/or improve the disaster and climate resilience of selected public sector assets in provinces impacted by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam, and to provide immediate and effective response to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency.